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Bella McKenzie

Easy Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

January 16th, 2015 by Bella McKenzie


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I have a treat for you this weekend! Gluten free vegan easy and super creamy tomato basil soup! A classic comfort dish!

Yes, that is right – this recipe is creamy, rich deliciousness that is vegan and doesn’t take forever to make!

It has been exceptionally cold around the Mid West these days, and while this is the time of the year that my heart longs for a warm repose, there is nothing like a warm classic soup to soothe the soul!

Okay, I really didn’t mean to rhyme!

But anyway, I started making this and didn’t know where I was going. Seriously.

All you chefs out there know what I am talking about…  (more…)


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Gluten Free McCormick Recipe Mix

With football season in full swing, it’s time to whip out the finger foods. Luckily, recipe creation is a bit easier with new gluten-free ingredients popping up. McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix recently released new spice packets that not only make everyday life easier when it comes to dinner prep, but party food, too!

I have come up with three fun recipes with a bit more class than what you usually see in the lineup.

Nacho Bites

No more boring bags of chips. Step your game up with these nacho bites.

Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free corn tortillas
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix – Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Refried beans
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Tomato
  • Mexican cheese
  • Sour cream

Instructions: (more…)

Bella McKenzie

Fresh Spring Rolls w/ Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce

February 24th, 2014 by Bella McKenzie

I remember those extremely busy days for my husband and I back between 2010 and 2011. I mean, don't get me wrong, we are always busy, but I mean at that time we were just so busy that sometimes we couldn't fathom the thought of cooking.

Yes, those type days exist, even for gluten free vegans... (more…)

Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Smoked Turkey and Garlic Pizza

July 8th, 2013 by Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Smoked Turkey and Garlic Pizza 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten-Free Smoked Turkey and Garlic Pizza 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

Gluten free smoked turkey with garlic is a lighter, lower fat pizza recipe - made without tomato sauce. Fresh garlic, olive oil and oregano add plenty of (more…)

Bella McKenzie

Tofu and Cheese Quesadillas

July 1st, 2013 by Bella McKenzie

I have to say that my husband is one brilliant chef. I love him.

He always does the complicated yummy dishes, but sometimes it is simple and delightful.

These quesadillas were just that - simple and delightful.

These savory quesadillas were so good and the Daiya cheese made them perfect!

Ingredients:
1 package of corn tortillas
1 package of mozzarella Daiya cheese
1 package of cheddar Daiya cheese
1 14 oz. pack of tofu (more…)

Raw Spinach Pesto Pasta

June 21st, 2013 by Heather

Since summer weather hit, most of my evening meals consist of spiralized veggies topped with some kind of yummy sauce. Thankfully, I’m not left to my creativity alone. I’ve had lots of help from our Raw Foods Thursdays participants.

Here are a few posts that you’ll want to check out:

 

Do you have a spiralizer yet? If not, let me highly recommend that you get one. I guarantee that it won’t become just one more kitchen gadget that you need to find room to store once the newness wears off. I use mine almost on a daily basis. Not only does it give you creative ways to use veggies but it increases your vegetable consumption, because squiggly veggies are just so much more fun to eat than veggie sticks!

I’ve been wanting to share this raw pasta dish for a while. It’s super easy to make and even more fun to eat! I hope you enjoy it! (more…)

Inge/Gillian Harris

Raw Energy Soup

May 27th, 2013 by Inge/Gillian Harris

Energy Soup, copyright 2013, gfcelebration.com, All rights reserved

When most of you land on our website, your have come to expect yet another gluten free dish, ideally in a baked version. Don’t worry, we are still developing gluten free recipes and plan on doing so for some time to come. However, in our own home, we also prepare many raw food dishes as well. We especially enjoy the many (more…)

Potato Green Bean Salad.  2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

Potato Green Bean Salad. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

This recipe for Potato Salad with Fresh Green Beans and Tarragon Dressing is not made with mayonnaise. That means it is a safer salad choice for picnics and cookouts. Bacon and a fabulous fresh tarragon dressing make this recipe a real crowd favorite. (more…)

Carolina’s Kale Slaw Recipe – Wow, I Had to Share

May 14th, 2013 by Chrissy and Lauren

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One of my bestest friends and (oh my gosh we’ve been pals for 10 years) bridesmaids, Carolina, makes some awesome food. We’re old.

She is constantly telling me about (more…)

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

April 22nd, 2013 by Jenny Manseau

shrimp-0051I would grill all year-long if I could. This year we had so much crazy snow drifts that it was a bit impossible to do. I love my grill dearly…great flavors, you can grill pretty much anything, its outside with the sun and the fresh air, easy clean up, and less fats are used! We grill steaks, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, hot sausages, shrimp, fish, pizza, and veggies…tons of veggies! Last year I bought one of those little grill baskets for I think $3.00 and it works like a charm, especially for mushrooms.

Last week we got the tank refilled and have used it quite a bit since. We are both trying to get in better shape and eat healthier (a follow-up post to my I’m on a mission…post will appear soon, I promise!). So the grill comes in very handy for (more…)